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Poll: 62% Will Have Christmas Trees

Friday, December 01, 2006

Sixty-two percent (62%) of Americans will be decorating a Christmas tree this year. A Rasmussen Reports survey finds that 22% say they’ll skip this holiday tradition while 16% are not sure. Younger adults are more like than their elders to decorate—71% of those ages 18-29 say they’ll decorate a tree, a percentage that falls to 47% for those ages 65 and older.

Of those who intend to put up a tree, more than one-third (37%) have already done so and 62% still have the task before them. But, for most it will be an enjoyable task as decorating the Christmas tree gets much higher marks than holiday shopping .

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